The substitute teacher, who is 25, was terminated Dec.11 from the substitute program when the text messages were brought to the attention of school staff, District 51 spokeswoman Christy Mc Gee said.
This information sheet answers some questions about the law frequently asked by teachers. Therefore, whether you may accept the gift depends on its value, and whether you must disclose a gift you are allowed to accept depends on the circumstances.
Teachers and other public employees may accept gifts that are worth less than $50, but they have to disclose in writing the fact that that they have done so if, based on the circumstances, a reasonable person would think that the teacher might unduly show favor to the giver or the giver’s child because of the gift. Under the exemption, the parents and students of a class, acting together, may give a gift worth up to $150 to a teacher, provided that the gift is identified only as being from the class, and the names of the givers and the amounts given are not identified to the teacher.
At the minister's insistence, the public will learn the details of alleged teacher misconduct or underperformance in these cases, unless there is a good reason to keep the case private.
The inquiries will tend to be held in more serious cases, usually where the complaints procedure in a school has been exhausted.
A Massachusetts teacher should have taught herself this lesson: don't post anything on social networking sites that you want to keep private.
June Talvitie-Siple was forced to resign after she made unfavorable comments about students and their parents on her Facebook page.
"I had no idea about classroom management," says Locke. I should have accepted their apology instead of acting like a brat myself." "Since that year, I have become as cool as a cucumber in the classroom," says Locke.
"I had mostly freshmen, pretty good ones, but occasionally they really pushed my buttons. "Nothing fazes me, so it is relatively easy to manage a class.
Public school teachers – teachers who work for school districts, regional schools, and charter schools -- are subject to the conflict of interest law, G. Public employees, including teachers, are prohibited by §§ 3 and 23(b)(2) of the conflict of interest law from accepting gifts worth or more that are given to them because of the position they hold, or because of some action they could take or have taken in their position. The Commission created an exemption in its regulations at 930 CMR 5.08(14) to permit class gifts to teachers in certain circumstances.